You know, go out Friday, see a few good bands, have a drink or two. Wake up Saturday with a dry mouth and ringing in your ears.
Then Saturday hit it even harder.
Drink more. See more bands that are even louder and more rockin’. Lose even more of your already diminished hearing.
Why, you ask?
Well, Wednesday, on August 3rd at the Uptown, My Morning Jacket is going to rip your damn face off three times before you hit the ground if you’re not ready for it. This is an absolutely can’t miss show that also features one of my new favorites bands, Delta Spririt, doing the opening honors.
So go out this weekend, feel some bass pounding in your lungs, and get ready…
Thursday, July 28th
Mammoth Life CD release party with Cowboy Indian Bear at the Jackpot Saloon in Lawrence
Mammoth Life is an art-pop duo that explores grand ideas such as immortality and existentialism. They have songs with titles like "Boy Blue, An American Lion," and "With Sanctity, Our Declaration, Part I." This is said to be their last Lawrence show of 2011 as the band is heading out on an extensive tour and the relocating to San Fran.
CIB is a Lawrence outfit fronted by scenester Marty Hillard, who also is involved in the hip hop group Ebony Tusks. Lately, his band has been hitting it hard, getting good reviews from the Pitch and other assorted music blogs. Their sound is fairly poppy, with lots of harmonies and kind of a disco back beat. They sound kinda like Two Door Cinema Club, a band that’s been getting a fair amount of run lately on alternative stations like 965 the Buzz.
Friday, July 29th
The Hearts of Darkness at Wild Bill’s in the Legends
Fresh off their opening gig for Snoop Dogg at the Crossroads, Hearts of Darkness plays a free show in the Legends as part of a Kanrocksas promotional event. HOD plays a blend of afrobeat, hip hop, and funk, and they bring a ton of energy to their live shows. They’ve been getting some good run recently, playing gigs all over the place and showing up to open for bigger national acts.
And they keep it real with a horn section, full rhythm section, and more, usually numbering in the double digits.
Plus, if you’re going to be in the Legends, go by and say hi to Craigers at Standford and Sons, and catch the 7:45 set of hottie red head April Macie. She’s been on Stern and she’s also really hot, so it should be a great time.